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La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged) - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

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95
world-class

452 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 452
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 104
Gots: 136 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
BATCH 1 (blended on June 1, 2010).
New Oak Heavy Toast - 18.2%
New Medium Acasia - 9.1%
Port Medium Burnt - 36.4%
Port Medium Toast - 36.4%

BATCH 2 (blended on July 26, 2010).
New Medium Oak Toast - 9%
Port Medium Burnt Toast (Amer. Oak) - 64%
Port Medium Burnt Toast (French Oak) - 9%
Port Medium Toast (French Oak) - 18%

BATCH 3 (blended on September 17, 2010).
New Oak Medium Toast - 18%
Port Medium Toast (French Oak) - 55%
La Trappe Q. Medium Toast (French Oak) - 27%

BATCH 4 (blended on 5 November 2010).
New Oak Medium Toast - 27%
Port Medium Toast (French Oak) - 9%
La Trappe Q. Medium Toast (French Oak) - 18%
La Trappe Q. Medium burnt (Amer. Oak) - 36%
New Oak Heavy Toast - 10%

BATCH 5 (blended on January 25, 2011):
New Oak Heavy Toast - 20%
White wine used Oak Heavy Toast - 80%

BATCH 8 (blended in October 2011):
Whiskey - 70%
New Fr. Oak Medium Toast - 30%

(Beer added by: PapaEugene on 11-06-2009)
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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.76/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

500 ml cork and cage bottle poured into a tulip.
10% ABV, Batch 12

A - Clear and lighter in color for a quad like it's non-barrel-aged brother yet definitely different in color, this beer is more of a dark mahogany red with nice clarity. The alcohol causes the loose off-white foam to disappear almost immediately leaving little lace behind.

S - Toasted oak and spicy bourbon aromatics waft into the nose, overtaking the beer's otherwise complex-yet-subtle dark fruit nuances and Belgian yeast subtleties but never does it come across as boozy; its rich maltiness carries through with soft sweetness lingering in the background.

T - Despite the time in oak which clearly shines through the rich beer with fruit-complimentary vanilla notes and Belgian yeast-complimentary bourbon spice, the beer still remains much like it normally is. Dark fruit complexity flourishes from the rich and sweet maltiness, trailing off with just a kiss of floral hoppiness.

M - Far "skinnier" than its full-bodied other self, this beer has plenty of alcohol to warm the innards as well as thin out the big and malty feel for a robust but certainly consumable (though high octane) beer!

O - This wonderful tweak to a classic presents a beautiful bouquet of lush dark fruit complexities so common to the quad style while bringing complimentary subtle vanilla notes from the toasted oak barrels and bourbon whiskey-like spice that equally compliments the Belgian yeast undertones. A bit thinner than it's counterpart, this version smells and tastes like it's heavier on the alcohol while remaining the same. Complex though much of the nuance to the beer is lost to the age, it's a fantastic beer nonetheless!

BeerFMAndy, Oct 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Appearance - The beer was a murky brown color with bubbles clinging of the sides of the goblet.

Smell - In the aroma, dark fruits including prunes and currants lead the way. Further, the spiciness of the malts blends with notes of the alcohol.

Taste - At the beginning, I detect spicy smooth butterscotch, vanilla, and oak. This is a very easy drinking 10%. The spiciness lingers but the overall profile is mellow. In the aftertaste, the stickiness of the malts allows the profile to cling to the tongue with modest warmth.

Mouthfeel - Overall, this quad is thick enough to be described as sticky.

Overall - The cage broke when I tried to open the bottle. I had to use channel lock pliers to get the cork out. Aisde from this, I really enjoyed this beer.

JohnnyHopps, Sep 21, 2014
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La Trappe Quadrupel (Oak Aged) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
95 out of 100 based on 452 ratings.